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HMS Katoomba

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HMS Katoomba was a Pearl-class cruiser built for the Royal Navy, originally named HMS Pandora, built by Armstrong Whitworth, Elswick, Tyne and Wear and launched on 27 August 1889.[2] Renamed on 2 April 1890, as Katoomba as the flagship of the Auxiliary Squadron of the Australia Station. She arrived in Sydney with the squadron on 5 September 1891. She was damaged in a collision with the tug Yatala in Port Adelaide on 29 December 1891.[3] She left the Australia Station on 16 January 1906. She was sold for £8500 on 10 July 1906 and broken up at Morecambe.[2]

HMS Katoomba Hobart 1903 AWM 300003.jpeg
HMS Katoomba in Hobart, Tasmania in 1903.
History
United Kingdom
Name: Pandora
Namesake:
Builder: Armstrong Whitworth, Elswick, Tyne and Wear
Laid down: 15 August 1888
Launched: 27 August 1889
Completed: 1 December 1890
Renamed: Katoomba
Fate: Sold for scrap, 10 July 1906
General characteristics
Class and type: Pearl-class cruiser
Displacement: 2,575 tons
Length:
  • 278 ft (84.7 m) (oa)
  • 265 ft (80.8 m) (pp)[1]
Beam: 41 ft (12 m)[1]
Draught: 15 ft 6 in (4.7 m)
Installed power:
Propulsion: 2 × screws; 2 × 3-cylinder triple-expansion steam engines[1]
Speed: 19 knots (35 km/h; 22 mph)
Complement: 210
Armament:
Armour:
A Pearl-class cruiser from Brassey's Naval Annual, 1897

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Winfield, p. 276
  2. ^ a b Bastock 1988, p. 101.
  3. ^ "The Katoomba-Yatala Collision, The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA), Thursday 31 December 1891, p.6". Retrieved 4 October 2010.

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